Dan was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education “Hall of Fame” at the annual conference in Toronto on January 9, The IAJE Hall of . Description: In this “Understanding a Tune” masterclass, renowned pianist and educator Dan Haerle shows you how to get deep inside a song in order to get the . The Jazz Language: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation [Dan Haerle] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This text.

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As of the summer ofDan Haerle retired from full-time teaching. He directed the Jazz Strings and a keyboard ensemble called The Zebras. He taught the courses in basic MIDI theory, sequencing and jazz notation.

He has recorded many Jamey Aebersold playalongs, has several jazz text books published, is an active jazz clinician nationally and internationally and has had a great deal of performing experience.

Including adjunct teaching, he taught at North Texas for 35 years.

Dan Haerle

The IAJE Hall of Adn Award honors individuals whose musical contributions and dedication to jazz education over the past 25 years have created new directions and curricular innovations for jazz education worldwide.

InDan completed his modified service at UNT and became a member of the adjunct teaching faculty. In the fall ofhe was named Professor Emeritus. InDan joined the faculty of the Dallas School of Music where he taught for seven years. The highlights of Mr. After teaching at other universities for nine years, he came to UNT in In his tenure there, he was involved in the following activities:. Haerle was charged with developing a jazz chamber music small group oriented facet of the Jazz Studies Program.

Inhe began with three small groups hafrle now the program commonly has twenty or hadrle groups each semester He established weekly meetings of all small group members dab are called Jazz Forums. These were, at their inception, an innovative concept in higher education and are still unique among university jazz programs.

Haerle was given the task of developing a freshman course in jazz theory which would serve as haefle prerequisite for both jazz improvisation and jazz arranging courses. Once the syllabus was defined, he wrote a text book especially for the course which is published as “The Jazz Language”.

This book is used by many high school and college jazz programs throughout the world. Over the course of five years, he developed an ear-training facet of the two courses involving study tapes and dictation quizzes. Haerle saw that it haer,e important that the four semesters of undergraduate improvisation be organized in a manner which would move students through a series of musical problems and would result in the development of solid skills.


Haaerle addition, it became obvious that the use of musical materials for the courses must conform to copyright laws and not be guilty of infringements. Haeerle, he encouraged the collaboration of two colleagues, Rich Matteson and Jack Petersen, in designing syllabi and the creation of a text, “Jazz Tunes for Improvisation” which would serve all four semesters of the course.

This text has become widely used in other universities as a course of instruction.

Haerle pioneered the concept of electronic keyboard ensembles in universities with the formation of The Zebras. This ensemble was created to offer opportunities to keyboard students which were not available in lab bands or small jazz groups. The members were challenged to learn to use synthesizers to reproduce orchestrations typically heard on many current recordings, to read intricate arrangements such as they might encounter in professional studio and show work and to learn other idioms of music not usually performed by lab bands.

Dann excellence of The Zebras was indicated by invitations to perform at two national jazz conferences. Haerle developed a functional jazz piano course relevant to the idiom for all jazz students. After several years of development, the faculty agreed that Jazz Keyboard Fundamentals MUJS should be included in the Jazz Studies degrees and it is now a required course for all majors.

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He developed the syllabus for uaerle course, which is skill-oriented. As a result of the departure of a colleague, he assumed responsibility for the teaching of the graduate improvisation course. In his opinion, graduate improvisation had not yet been developed into a course of substance which truly offered a further challenge to North Texas graduates.

In teaching this course, he developed a syllabus which covers material that is appropriate for a graduate level course in the Haerl Studies Division. In the fall ofMr. MIDI, which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, was an important new development for musicians with many possible applications for teachers, writers and performers. The two MIDI lab courses offered valuable experience in recording and printing music which students could apply throughout the remainder of their college careers and as professional musicians.


He developed a set of tutorial materials for the class to acquaint them with the operation of both the hardware and software in use in the lab. In the spring ofin conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies degree program, Mr. Haerle developed an extensive web site for the Jazz Studies division of the College of Music.

Over a period of about three months, some plus HTML pages were created which gave information about faculty, degree programs, musical ensembles, syllabi for courses, alumni news, audition information, recordings and facilities. There were color pictures of faculty and performing groups displayed and a plan to include video clips and sound bites.

Because so many students were coming to North Texas better prepared and often tested out of the first semester of Jazz Fundamentals, in as a sabbatical project, Dan created an on-line version of the course. This allowed for students to progress at their own speed and, if desired, they could finish the course in a few weeks.

This was the first on-line course in the College of Music. Taught private jazz piano lessons during search for new full-time faculty member University of North Texas Denton, Texas – Adjunct faculty. Taught private jazz piano lessons. Appointed Professor Emeritus in Appointed Regents Professor in Retired from full-time teaching. Co-director of Jazz Studies degree program. Taught jazz piano, jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz styles and directed jazz ensembles.

Taught classical theory, jazz piano, jazz improvisation, jazz history, jazz arranging and directed jazz ensembles. Taught class piano, music theory, jazz history, jazz improvisation, and directed jazz ensembles. Taught freshman ran sophomore theory.

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Division of Jazz Studies. Dan Haerle Regents Professor Emeritus. Some highlights of performing experience: In his tenure there, he was involved in the following activities: Jazz Studies Web Site: On-Line Jazz Course Because so many students were coming to North Texas better prepared and often tested out of the first semester of Jazz Fundamentals, in as a sabbatical project, Dan created an on-line version of the course.

Some highlights of teaching experience in general: